Fukushima Watch: Attack of the Anti-Nuclear Jellyfish via Wall Street Journal

As protests continue in Japan against the restart of reactors at the Oi nuclear plant, the country’s anti-nuclear forces have found an unlikely champion: the jellyfish.

It all started around 2:55 p.m. on Sunday July 8, when a large number of jellyfish clogged up water intake at the Oi plant, forcing operator Kansai Electric Power Co. to drop the power output from a full 1.18 million kilowatts to 1.16 million kilowatts.

Although the jellyfish attack was brought under control, power output was raised back to normal levels and one of the Oi reactors was restarted, the incident sparked a rush of humorous commentary on Twitter and 2 channel, Japan’s largest online bulletin board, with many posters claiming the jellyfish as ally in the anti-nuke movement.

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